Hamburg, Germany

Competition for a large mixed use urban block with retrofit hotel, retail, offices and housing.

Alter Wall

Copenhagen, Denmark

Inhabiting the new wintergardens.

Ellebo Garden Room

Newham, London

48 new homes for Newham Council.

Burgoynes Depot and Melford Garages

Adam Khan Architects

Unit 8 have been reimagining the relationship between education, play, nature and the city with a landscape-led reorganisation of an East London primary school site.

Drawing by Louis Smallwood - school as series of walled gardens.

Unit 8 is the MArch Architecture design studio at Kingston School of Art run by Adam Khan, Hannah Summers and Jamie Irving.

School As City

An Architecture Foundation film featuring Adam Khan and Tom Stebbing in conversation with Helen Thomas on designing homes for the Hassidic Jewish community in North East London.

Watch here

Tower Court was designed in close collaboration with muf architecture/art and Daisy Froud for Hackney Council.

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Jewish Life in the City: Antwerp and London

Clapton Common, Hackney

Scaffolding coming down on Tower Court.

A collaboration between Adam Khan Architects and muf architecture/art 

Tower Court

Copenhagen, Denmark

Moving in!

Ellebo Garden Room

Newham, London

Mixed use regeneration project delivering circa 1600 new homes, community facilities, transport interchange, enhanced local high street and new public realm.

A collaboration between Adam Khan Architects, Haworth Tompkins, East and Office Sian.

Planning submission due 2021

Custom House

Somers Town, London

The project for 10 social homes, community play facilities, youth club and rooftop Multi Use Games Area is featured in The Guardian.

View article

Central Somers Town review by Rowan Moore in The Guardian

Design District, Greenwich Peninsula, London

A pair of creative workspace buildings within the new Design District cluster for Knight Dragon.

On site, due for completion 2021

Design District

South Kilburn, London

New London Awards 2019, Mixed-Use Winner

Due for completion end 2022

Carlton & Granville

Unit 8 have been exploring the theme of embodied within the Anthropocene landscape of Snowdonia's slate quarries.

Image by Finian Reece Thomas.

Unit 8 is the MArch Architecture design studio at Kingston School of Art run by Adam Khan, Juliette Scalbert and Jamie Irving.


This GLA report is part of Good Growth by Design’s united programme of work to enhance the design of buildings and neighbourhoods for all Londoners.

Read Adam Khan's thought starter here.

Adam Khan contributes to GLA's Connective Social Infrastructure Report

The collaboration with Dan Person Studio for a new home and studio within an ensemble of farm buildings amongst a collection of Dan’s working gardens is featured in Casabella.

Hillside Gardens in Casabella

Seizure Gallery model is featured in Lisbon Architecture Triennale.

Date: 04.10.19 - 13.01.20
TIme: Monday - Sunday, 11:00 - 19:00
Location: MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Av. Brasília, Central Tejo, 1300-598 Lisbon

Seizure Gallery

Ecosystem study in the Arabian Gulf

Art Mill

Camden, London

The first phase of Camden Council’s Community Investment Programme, this project provides community play facilities, youth club, roof top MUGA, adventure play, a nursery school and 10 homes for social rent.

On site, due for Autumn 2020.

Central Somers Town

Baugruppe Finkenau has been awarded BDA Hamburg Architecture Prize 2020: Second Prize. The new street of houses and maisonettes was a collaboration between Adam Khan Architects, Kraus Schönberg Architekten, DFZ Architekten and APB Architekten for a Baugruppe in Hamburg.

Team: Adam Khan, Camille Sineau, Loukia Lhomme, Emrys James, Patrick Heymann.

BDA Hamburg Architecture Prize 2020: Second Prize

Hamburg, Germany

2 terraced houses and 8 maisonettes within a new street now completed.

Photography by Ioana Marinescu

Finkenau Baugruppe

Shoreditch, London

This project is about reimagining the role that Rich Mix plays as the connective tissue between diverse communities and cultures. By unlocking the spatial and economic potential of the whole site, a social building with a porous ground floor can emerge; for informal performance and debate, eating, drinking and accessible arts for all.

A collaboration with Citizens Design Bureau

Reimagining Rich Mix

Clapton Common, London

Starts on site!
Due for completion 2021

Photography by David Grandorge

Tower Court

Newham, London

Custom House Steering Group is an integral part of this project team.

Custom House

Llanberis, Snowdonia

A group of leading climate scientists are setting up an Earth Resources Centre for advocacy, education and research.

Pre-feasibility work begins in collaboration with Max Fordham

Read more here

International Earth Resources Centre

Marian Court is Housing Design Awards 2019 - Project Winner

Homerton, London

A collaboration with muf/architecture art

Housing Design Awards 2019, Project Winner

Homerton, London

A collaboration with muf/architecture art

Marian Court

Design District, Greenwich Peninsula, London

A pair of creative workspace buildings within the new Design District cluster for Knight Dragon.

A monolith of in-situ concrete holds the centre of the site, while op-art façade of a lightweight building makes a vibrant park elevation. 

On site, due for completion 2020

Monolith & Polychrome

Doha, Qatar

A new large-scale museum of Contemporary Art

Competition, 2nd Prize

Art Mill, 2016

Architectural Association building visit to Waterlow Court, led by Adam Khan in conversation with Alvaro Velasco.

AA Building Conversations: Waterlow Court with Adam Khan

Carlton & Granville is New London Awards 2019 - Mixed Use Winner

South Kilburn, London

New London Awards 2019, Mixed-Use Winner

In a collaboration with Dan Pearson Studio, an ensemble of farm buildings is adapted to create a new home and studio amongst a collection of Dan’s working gardens.

Drawing on the tectonics of vernacular farm building, Tanizaki’s ‘In praise of Shadows’ and the concept of Wabi Sabi.

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Hillside Gardens

A world-class performance venue for Kaunas, Lithuania.

Competition Joint-Winner

MK Čiurlionis Concert Centre

Clapton Common, London

A collaboration between Adam Khan Architects and muf architecture/art 

Work on superstructure nearing completion.

Photography by David Grandorge

Tower Court

TUM, Germany

Adam Khan is visiting Studio Krucker Bates as critic and to give the lecture ‘Betwixt and Between’.

Betwixt and Between

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK

A new gallery for one of the most celebrated and distinctive artworks of recent years, ’Seizure’ by Roger Hiorns.

Seizure Gallery

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has appointed Adam Khan as one of his 50 Mayor’s Design Advocates to work on the Good Growth by Design programme. 

He will support Good Growth across London and address the challenges facing’s London's built environment.

Adam Khan, Mayor's Design Advocate

6min 27sec 

A film by Lewis Khan, documenting the experiences of users and staff of the New Horizon Youth Centre in Somers Town.

Make Yourself at Home. A film by Lewis Khan

Ellebo Garden Room, Copenhagen

'The proposed strategy for renovation of the structures is a careful combination of maximal retention of the existing structure, substantial new build, complete renovation of the facades and substantial landscape renovation. These are woven together to optimise the efficiency and social effectiveness of the whole project.’
Nordic Built Challenge Jury

On site, due for completion 2020

Nordic Built Challenge 2013: Outright Winner

NLA's Public Housing: a London renaissance exhibition features both Tower Court, Clapton Common and Marian Court, Homerton, our collaborations with muf architecture/art for Hackney Council.

Details here.

Public Housing: a London renaissance

Jantje Engels, Marius Grootveld

A last cry for Robin Good Gardens, our proposal to extend rather than demolish the estate; More Not Less!

Building Upon Building

Center for Architecture, New York

Curated by Karakusevic Carson Architects featuring Tower Court, Clapton Common and Ellebo Garden Room, Copenhagen

Transforming Social Housing – Stories from Europe

Somers Town, London 

The renovation and extension of a day centre for young homeless people

New Horizon Youth Centre

Somers Town, London

‘a fantastic sense of civic generosity’
Ellis Woodman, Building Design

New Horizon Youth Centre

Somers Town, London

Photography by Lewis Khan
Interviews and texts by Jan Van Duppen

In progress

Documenting play at Plot 10

Reminiscence, 2016

Edited by Benedict Esche & Benedikt Hartl and published by Edition Architektur

Crown Hotel

Belsize Park, London

A pair of new houses - planning approved

Glenilla Road

Vaughan Road wins the Housing category at New London Awards 2018.

New PRS housing for Harrow Council brings generosity, dignity and clarity to the public realm, showing that high-density development can substantially ameliorate a difficult context.

NLA 2018 winner
New London Awards 2018, Housing Winner

Unit 13: A Society of Rooms

Part II student, Lucy Norfield goes on to join the team

Teaching at London MET

Pensthorpe Play Barn, Pensthorpe, Norfolk

2017 Mies van der Rohe
Mies van der Rohe Award 2017, Nominated
Finkenau Baugruppe

Lydney Park Estate, Gloucestershire

Adam Khan Architects were commissioned to establish a spatial and cultural strategy for the development of Black Rock Farm and the wider Lydney Estate, to host artist residencies and a festival programme.

The festival was launched in September 2016 in collaboration with Matt's Gallery.

Blackrock Art Festival

Pensthorpe, Norfolk

Pensthorpe Wildlife and Gardens

Kristiansand Art Museum, Norway

Competition finalist, Honourable Mention

Art Silo

Designed by Fraser Muggeridge

10 years of Adam Khan Architects

Public Buildings 2012, Winner

Architect of the Year Award

Adam Khan Architects
A book to celebrate out first seven years of building for people 

Designed by Fraser Muggeridge

Seven Up

Ed; San Rocco

Adam Khan was invited to contribute to the Book of Copies with the typology ‘Urban Blocks’. Exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2014 and subsequently published as 5 volumes.

Book of Copies

Samlesbury, Lancashire

Brockholes Visitor Centre

Samlesbury, Lancashire

Brockholes Visitor Centre
Stockholm City Library